r Selection, K Selection, and Politics
Koanic Soul's take on r selection, K selection, and politics differs from my take. I think the r vs. K difference has no relation to politics as a whole. In 2008, the Republicans nominated a ticket at the r end whereas in 2012, they nominated a ticket at the K end.
On the other hand, I have earlier mentioned that in most civilizations freer areas were regarded as barbaric. You can think of that as synonymous with r selection. Western civilization was unique in having an area (Middle Francia, currently known as the Blue Banana) that was both K selected and partly free.
My personal preference is for K-selected societies (they have better educational standards for one thing) but K selection can be taken too far. K-selected societies fall for Malthusian propaganda too easily.